School Counsellor Psychologist

Job Description


MOSMAN PREP is now seeking to appoint a suitably qualified, innovative, experienced, and enthusiastic School Counsellor, covering the years of Early Entry to Year 6.

This will be a one term temporary cover for Term 1 of 2022, 2 days a week, to provide Long Service Leave cover.

Hours are 8am-3.30pm with some early or late meetings as requested or organised.

The School Counsellor is expected to be a registered psychologist and have specific training and experience in child and adolescent psychology, psychometric assessment, counselling and therapeutic interventions to fulfil the duties in the role.

The School Counsellor plays a vital role in the pastoral care and wellbeing for students, their parents, and for the school community, and works closely with the School Executive, Pastoral Care team, and the School Chaplain in the delivery of wellbeing programs and services.

The School Counsellor works side by side with the teachers to support them in their classroom management, and in their support of students and their families making recommendations for appropriate support services as needed.

Additionally, the School Counsellor conducts group and individual sessions as referrals are made by either teachers or parents, for an explicit time period and for explicit aims and goals.

Selection Criteria

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Willingness to actively support the Christian ethos of the school.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a psychologist with previous experience in a school (not essential but desirable).
  • Full registration as a Psychologist with AHPRA.
  • Experience working with children and their families.
  • Understanding of childhood disorders and challenges.
  • Understanding of learning difficulties and the assessment of these through psychometric testing.
  • Provide assessment services and report writing.
  • Provide counselling services as appropriate to children, parents, and staff.
  • Provide intervention programs for children focusing on anxiety, resilience building, emotional resilience, or other psycho-educational areas.
  • Ability to create and facilitate age-appropriate individual and group wellbeing programs.
  • Working collaboratively with the Pastoral Care team, and with teachers.
  • Excellent communication, organisation and planning skills.
  • A sound understanding of child protection legislation is essential.

To Apply

CV and letter of application should be addressed to the Headmaster. Please apply via SEEK before close of business 25 November 2021. Please visit our website for a detailed position description:

This position requires the successful applicant to have a Working with Children Check in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. Details of how to apply are available at

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


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